Skip to Content

Courtney Kuza to Present at American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting

Fri, 05/01/2015

The work of a group of researchers from the Department of Critical Care Medicine has been selected for an oral presentation at ATA 2015, the world’s largest telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth meeting, which will take place May 2-5, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  

Courtney Kuza, MPH, Project Manager in the Health Policy & Management Program, CRISMA Center, will present a talk on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 5, entitled, “Clinician Attitudes toward Adoption of Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine in Rural Settings” in a panel on Acute Pediatric Assessment through Telehealth. The talk will describe the results of nearly 50 interviews with stakeholders and a larger survey of clinicians regarding their attitudes toward telemedicine, including barriers to adoption and strategies for overcoming those barriers.

Jeremy Kahn, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy, and Director of the Health Policy & Management Program, is a co-author, as are Kathryn Felmet, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, and Melinda Hamilton, Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics. Other authors are Kristin Ray, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Brian Schultz, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and R. Scott Watson, formerly Associate Professor of Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh, now Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to present at ATA’s Annual Meeting,” says Kuza. “We hope that our work will influence telemedicine policy and implementation and lead to better services for pediatric patients.”

The ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show is a premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the areas of telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth. The session with the researchers from CCM is just one of over 500 presentations highlighting the latest innovations and research in the field of telemedicine.